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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

#Occupy SF

by Buff Whitman-Bradley

Black Friday Occupy SF Demo -- IB Times SF Photo

Walking the streets
Of the glittering city
With a band of the disregarded
From the village of colorful tents
By the snarling motorcycles of the cops
The opulent indifference
Of the shoppers
We know who the angels are
And which side they’re on

Buff Whitman-Bradley's poetry has appeared in many print and online journals.  With his wife Cynthia he is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, Outside In,  and co-editor of the forthcoming book About Face: GI Resisters Turn Against War (PM Press, 2011).  He is also co-producer/director of the documentary Por Que Venimos.